Acquiring an Advance-Rumely Steam Engine

One collector's pursuit of an old steam engine

Advance-Rumely steam engine serial number 15314, purchased new in 1924 by Kos Busbey, Wheeler, Illinois. The picture was taken about 1939. The man on the engine is Clarence 'Buck' Busbey, who owned the engine along with his father Kos Busbey. The engine was sold shortly after the picture was taken around 1940 for $300.00.